2013 Grants Programme
Key dates for 2013:
- Close of applications - 5 pm, Friday 3rd May 2013
- Last date for receipt of 2012 Evaluation Reports by HSF Board - 31st July 2013
- Last date for receipt of 2013 Evaluation Reports by HSF Board - 31st July 2014
Application Form:2013 Help St Foundation Grants Programme
Grant Evaluation Forms:2012 2013
Eligibility Criteria for the 2013 Grant Programme
- Suitable initiatives may include but will not be limited to services and activities which address the needs of the elderly, disabled and young people as well as activities which support families in balancing the demands of work and family and those which promote the diversity and strength of our multi-cultural community.
- Applicants must be non-profit, non-government organisations, which generally provide services and programs to residents, workers and/or regular visitors in the Chatswood-Willoughby region. Help Street Foundation funding will only be provided to organisations and will not be available to individuals or individual families
- Applicants will be expected to reflect in their policies and practices the values of inclusiveness, a non-judgmental approach and a commitment to social justice and community building.
- Applicants must document how they will use the resources for which they apply to meet demonstrated community needs within the Chatswood-Willoughby region (or a broader region in relation to some needs) and their experience and capacity to develop and deliver relevant services or programs.
- Applicants must clearly identify the service(s) and/or program(s) to be delivered and the resources required to deliver such service(s) and/or program(s). The applicant must also demonstrate the direct benefit to be provided to the target population by the proposed service(s) and/or program(s). Applicants should also indicate how they would link with other service providers or organisations.
- Applicants must include a copy of their latest audited financial statement and balance sheet. Organisations having substantial unused reserves will not be eligible to receive a grant from Help Street Foundation.
- It is anticipated that most applications will be one-off funding. However, applications for limited program or part-program funding of up to three years for innovative, demonstration projects will also be considered as long as the applicant identifies sources of on-going funding or how cessation of the service or program will be managed. Applications for recurrent funding will only be considered on an exception basis.
- 'Top up' funding, which enhances an existing, funded service may also be considered on a time-limited basis.
- Where funds are sought for capital works or purchase of equipment, etc a minimum of two quotes must be included with the application.
- Factors taken into account when assessing applications will include availability of alternative funding, the extent to which the proposed service/activity fills identified service gaps, integration into the existing service network, local management and consumer participation/accountability.